Kate Middleton is in the throes of a style revolution.
In recent weeks the mum-of-three has showcased a modern makeover, which all started with a visit to UCL in late November when she wore a trendy black hair ribbon and gold hoops.
It isn't just her accessory department that has had a contemporary upgrade, though. On Tuesday, the Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in a festive ensemble to host a Christmas party for families of the military serving overseas at Kensington Palace.
With the look, Kate managed to tick off three major autumn/winter 2018 trends to instantly become our Christmas Day outfit inspiration.
1. The Cardigan
Kate wore a simple black cropped cashmere button up by Brora, which retails for £209.
Whilst cardigans in recent years have been branded as passé, 2018 has seen the humble knit make the ultimate comeback and Kate championed it perfectly.
The duchess's tight-fitting, cropped silhouette instantly elevated the item from frumpy to fashionable. With the trend set to continue well into 2019, you may want to take note.
2. Colourful Tartan Check
Although a dash of red tartan at Christmas is a regular occurrence, colourful checks entered a whole new level of stylish as the print stormed the autumn/winter 2018 runways.
Kate's striking red skirt was by Emilia Wickstead, from the brand's autumn/winter 2018 collection. The British designer was one of a long list of reputable names, including Versace, Gucci and Michael Kors, who made the vibrant plaid a hero print this year.
3. The Boot and Skirt Combo
Usually one to pair a midi skirt with a stiletto, Kate decided to wear the pleated skirt with a knee-high black boot, which is possibly one of the most on-point pairings we've ever seen the duchess wear.
The combination has become a hit on the catwalks, street style scene, and a staple in Victoria Beckham's personal wardrobe.herefore, so we predict the look is only going to grow.
Did the duchess just give us a whole lot of unexpected Christmas dressing inspo? We think so.More about: | Kate Middleton | Duchess of Cambridge